As a leader in the convergence of Knowledge Management (KM) and Organization Development (OD), Mr. Hovell is the CEO and co-founder of STRATactical. He is a practitioner, speaker, and author in OD/KM strategies and their application to current challenges. He has lived in multiple countries and clients appreciate the international experience.
John led a team to win a Chairman’s Award at BAE Systems in 2014. Previously, John was part of a team to win Lockheed Martin’s top recognition award.
John volunteers as the corporate lead for the award-winning annual STEMmerday event where thousands of participants engage in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math related learning activities. John serves on several advisory boards including the International Knowledge Management Institute, Training Industry Quarterly, and Synergy Development and Training.
John has lead 5 different teams that have won awards from Chief Learning Officer magazine. In 2015, he was named the 8th most influential person in Knowledge Management. He has published numerous articles and book chapters. He became a fellow with the Royal Society for Arts (RSA). John especially enjoys quality time and conversation with his wife and 2 daughters.